Paterson man was stabbed to death when he tried to assault his girlfriend, police say | Paterson Times

Paterson man was stabbed to death when he tried to assault his girlfriend, police say


A city man was stabbed to death on Friday when a verbal and physical altercation with his girlfriend almost escalated into a full-blown assault prompting the intervention of her family.

Several of her family members tried to intervene when Christopher Jackson, 47, of Paterson, was on the verge of assaulting the woman, identified by her initials as 48-year-old S.T., according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Virgil Thomas, 54, of Paterson, retrieved a knife and stabbed Jackson in the back, authorities said.

Police arrived at 143 Lexington Avenue in response to a domestic dispute at around 5:42 p.m. Jackson was found suffering from a stab wound. He was taken St. Joseph’s University Medical Center for treatment.

Jackson was pronounced dead at 7:15 p.m., authorities said.

Following an investigation into the incident, police arrested Thomas and charged him with first-degree murder, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.

Prosecutors have filed a motion for pretrial detention.

The investigation remains active, authorities said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.

  • Miss jamaica

    Domestic violence is never good, the receiver of the abuse may have really feel threatened for her safety for her family to become involved.
    I was not present so I can only assume that this was a very heated situation for us get to this outcome.
    It’s always best to walk away pounding on a partner is never good.
    Walk away is alway best .
    Let hope for the best outcome for everyone that involved.

  • Alejandro Matias

    I feel bad for the guy he was just trying to defend the woman. New Jersey really sucks when it comes to the law that's why I want to get the fuck out of here I hate New Jersey and I've been living here all my life these homosexual rules that they have I really hate them in New York City double the fucker would have got stabbed they would have charged the guy with some other lesser charge only in New Jersey they always try to go for the big ship even when it's small.

  • keisha smalls

    Malik was a crazy ass motherfucker. Everybody knows he use to beat the fuck out that girl. Gtfo wit that bullshit BITCH. And he also took a life before so Stfu!!!

    • Miss jamaica

      You confirm what I suspected. He was an abuser, this girl was desperate.
      If I am put on this juror he would never go to prison.
      He react like any descent human would.
      I hope she speak up and let them know she was being abuse.

  • Chaos

    Malik been wilding for ever. Every woman he fucks with, he puts his hands on them.